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  • Edging Closer to Reopening the Cally Tower to the Public – IanVisits
    Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Plans to reopen the derelict Caledonian Tower with its incredible views over London have moved a step closer after Islington Council showed off revamped plans for a visitor center The council had commissions a wood clad building but public feedback was to put it mildly rather negative so they have now shown off a stone clad building which should be more in keeping with the architecture of the tower behind it In addition a proposed canopy has been removed and the space between buildings widened to give clear and improved views of the clock tower from the north The opportunity of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund presents a one off opportunity to protect the clock tower which is currently on Historic England s At Risk Register If the plans are approved at some point in the next few years it will be easier to climb up a very steep set of steps to a narrow walkway with quite stunning views And a cafe to calm nerves when back down on the ground Seems that viewing platforms are becoming rather popular More about the Cally Tower here Update There will be a chance to climb up the Caledonian Tower on 18th June 2016 tickets will be released here at 8am on Sunday 15th May 2016 Mark your diaries Facebook 59 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2016/02/05/edging-closer-to-reopening-the-cally-tower-to-the-public/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Architecture – IanVisits
    places along the river and unfurl like a flower when the weather is right to form a natural ice rink Read More Ticket Alert Lord Adonis and Norman Foster debate November 15 2015 Architecture Events and Tours Leave a comment Potentially interesting talk and debate at the LSE later this month with three significant figures Lord Adonis Norman Foster and Deyan Sudjic Read More Giant model of Canary Wharf October 19 2015 Architecture 5 Comments Sitting alongside the marketing suite half way up the main Canary Wharf can be found the estate s marketing suite and in a side room to show off the development a gigantic scale model of the estate Read More Inside St Pancras Chambers September 28 2015 Architecture 1 Comment A decade ago work started on refurbishing one of London s more famous derelict buildings and a few years ago it opened as a posh hotel Read More The Festival of Britain s clock tower in East London September 22 2015 Architecture 1 Comment A remnant of the 1951 Festival of Britain can be found in East London far from the South Bank but is for locals as vibrant a focal point Read More Photos from inside the derelict Millennium Mills July 20 2015 Architecture 3 Comments A monumental block of industrial heritage that has stood empty for roughly 35 years is about to be returned to new use Read More London Underground HQ to be turned into flats June 17 2015 Architecture 3 Comments Westminster Council has given permission for London Transport s iconic headquarters building to be converted into flats Permission was granted yesterday at the Planning Applications Committee meeting Read More East London office gets its own private tube train June 11 2015 Architecture transport issues 6 Comments An office block with an

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/category/architecture/ (2016-02-16)
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  • IanVisits – Page 2
    The Great Flood of London in 1524 February 1 2016 January 30 2016 History 2 Comments On this day 492 years ago the center of London was abandoned as some 20 000 people fled the arrival of a massive tidal wave that was to devastate the centre of the city Read More Save the Last Remaining British Rail Hovercraft from Destruction January 31 2016 January 31 2016 History 2 Comments As developers move in with bulldozers the Hovercraft Museum Trust is this evening fighting desperately to save one of the two remaining cross channel SRN4 hovercraft from destruction Read More Chance to Test Greenwich s New Driverless Cars January 31 2016 Events and Tours 1 Comment A flurry of publicity last week announced plans to test driverless cars in Greenwich this summer but few details on how to be a tester Read More Parish Notice Website Redesign January 31 2016 January 31 2016 Random 19 Comments Time for a refresh of the website design Not an idle whim but for very practical reasons Read More Weekly round up of London s railway transport news January 28 2016 January 30 2016 transport issues Leave a comment A weekly round up of London s rail transport news Read More Gun Salutes in London During 2016 January 24 2016 Random 2 Comments Big guns go bang bang several times each year in London at the Tower of London and in the Royal Parks Read More Haunting photos of the planets go on display January 24 2016 January 24 2016 Events and Tours Leave a comment Astronomy is a curious science being both deeply technical but also eye wateringly beautiful Some of that beauty gone on display at the Natural History Museum Read More Weekly round up of London s railway transport news January

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/page/2/ (2016-02-16)
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  • IanVisits – Page 185
    2016 Add an Event Blog Posts Anniversaries About Me Search for IanVisits The Irish are vampires October 30 2006 Quirky News Leave a comment This caught my attention Two Irishmen have set up a business selling dirt to nostalgic Irish Americans who want a Read More Hello world October 28 2006 Random 6 Comments Welcome to my first Blog Despite building websites for years decades it feels like and chatting

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/page/185/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Visitor Guide to London – IanVisits
    in Mar 2016 Things to do in London in Apr 2016 London Calendar Jan Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/visitor-guide-to-london/ (2016-02-16)
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  • british museum – IanVisits
    running at the British Museum Read More 200 year old satires about Napoleon Bonaparte on display March 1 2015 History Leave a comment If you think modern political satires are cruel at times take a journey back 200 years for the crass display of bodily functions as satire was not just normal but applauded when applied to the enemy Read More See the Admonitions of the Instructress to the Court Ladies February 14 2015 Events and Tours Leave a comment A document that is so rare and fragile that it can only be seen for a few weeks each year has gone on display in the British Museum Read More Emperor Maximilian s triumphal arch at the British Museum November 2 2014 History 1 Comment A massive triumphal arch is on display in the British Museum at the moment but unlike the grand stone arches dotted around Imperial cities this one is made of paper Read More Witches at the British Museum October 26 2014 History 1 Comment As we approach Halloween the British Museum has put on an exhibition of witches and wicked bodies as shown throughout history Read More Museum Meals The British Museum October 20 2014 museum meals 1 Comment Popping into the British Museum to have a look at a new exhibition and feeling peckish I considered which of two options could be tried out The main restaurant or the canteen style offerings that fill the back end of the Great Court Read More Seagulls on the roof of the British Museum July 9 2014 Random 2 Comments A bizarre sight at the weekend as a load of seagulls seem to have taken a liking to the front part of the British Museum s glass roof Read More A new gallery opens at the British Museum

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/tag/british-museum/ (2016-02-16)
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  • tweed run – IanVisits
    Friday January 29 2015 Events and Tours 1 Comment Fancy a gentle cycle ride around London dressed in vastly more sensible clothing than the overly revealing attire of the regular chap Read More Date announced for this year s Tweed Run March 12 2014 Events and Tours 2 Comments Now it its sixth year the Tweed Run is a mass cycle ride through central London in a more genteel manner than the lycra clad speeders who usually ply the streets of our city Read More The Tweed Run Returns to London February 14 2013 Events and Tours 1 Comment Now it its fifth year the Tweed Run is a mass cycle ride through central London in a more genteel manner than the lycra clad speeders who usually ply the streets of our city Read More The Tweed Run Returns to London March 9 2012 geekery 2 Comments One of my favourite events to watch and maybe one year participate in will open for registration tomorrow Read More Watch 400 Cyclists parade though London wearing Tweed Jackets April 8 2011 Events and Tours 1 Comment The 3rd Tweed Run takes place tomorrow Sat 9th April where some 400 cyclists in rather

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/tag/tweed-run/ (2016-02-16)
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  • houses of parliament – IanVisits
    lunch in the Peers Dining Room in the House of Lords Read More Satellite Photo Reveals Railway Under Parliament Square November 22 2014 transport issues 3 Comments When railways or any large hole for that matter is dug underground it can often leave telltale marks on the surface Read More You can now hire rooms inside the Houses of Parliament May 6 2014 Events and Tours Leave a comment Fancy holding a reception inside the Houses of Parliament Until recently only possible with the permission of an MP the building is now being hired out for corporate events or weddings Read More Photos Fireworks by Parliament October 11 2012 photography 4 Comments Last night as anyone who subscribes to my weekly newsletter would have known a firework display took place by the Read More Photos from inside Westminster Hall March 22 2012 Random 4 Comments If you saw any of the Queenly speech at Parliament the other day you might have noticed that it took Read More Photos of London from the top of the Millbank Tower August 14 2010 Events and Tours 3 Comments Just down the road from the Houses of Parliament is the 1960s tower block the Millbank Tower Famous for its Read More Free tours of Victoria Tower at the Houses of Parliament July 13 2010 Events and Tours 1 Comment As part of a UK wide Discovering Places event Parliament is leading short tours showing familiar yet unexpected aspects of its Read More Saturday tours of the Houses of Parliament June 17 2010 Events and Tours 2 Comments There have been tours of the Houses of Parliament during the Summer Recess for some years but did you Read More The Queen s Speech and a Coalition Government of 1854 May 25 2010 History 1 Comment

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/tag/houses-of-parliament/ (2016-02-16)
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